Who doesn’t know Sushant Singh Rajput? This successful actor lost his life in 2020 and the debate on if it was a suicide or murder goes on to date. We all know about the major movies SSR acted in but in this article, you will discover all those movies you never knew existed and that he was a part of such beautiful movies. Without further ado, allow me to take you on a journey of SSRs careers with the SSR movies list from the start to the end of his career.
Kai Po Che
About Kai Po Che:
This movie is based on a book by Chetan bhagat known as ‘The three mistakes of my life. What does Kai Po Che mean? Kai Po Che is a Gujarati term that means “I have cut”, it is popular during Makar Sankranti where most Indians fly kites and it is a popular term.
Kai Po Che is a story that revolves around three friends Ishaan (Shushant Singh Rajput), Govind (Rajkumar Rao), and Omi (Amit Sadh). These three friends have the kind of friendship all of us crave for. Ishaan is a district-level cricket player, Govi is a math tutor and Omi has his own set of political contacts. The three of them open up a coaching center with the help of Omis contacts where Ishaan is the cricket coach and Govi handles the finance and also takes maths tuition for kids.
Everything goes well until there is an earthquake and people are suffering. Ishaan had developed a soft corner for Ali who is one of his god-gifted talented students. He tries to help the Muslim community with the help of Omi’s contact but they get into a huge fight. They are at losses from the earthquake and their shop. The story then revolves around how these friends manage to deal with circumstances that come after that to sail the boat of their friendship. Kai Po Che is one of the best SSR movies.
This is SSR’s first appearance in Bollywood. When you watch the movie, you wouldn’t feel like it’s a newbie because he has done such a tremendous job at playing the role of Ishaan. Director Abhishek Kapoor has managed to beautifully capture the friendship of the three of them which is the most beautiful aspect of the movie. The music of the movie is such that you want to keep listening to it, Amit Trivedi has done an exceptional job at fitting in the right music for the movie.
Shudh Desi Romance
About Shudh Desi Romance:
This movie was released in 2013 and was way ahead of its time. Shudh Desi Romance is a movie about live-in relationships and these generations take on commitment and marriage. All this is still frowned upon in India. Vaani Kapoor was introduced in this movie and did a tremendous job in portraying the role.
The story starts where Raghu Ram (SSR) meets Gayatri (Pareeniti Chopra) and in the first meeting itself, he falls in love with her. The next day Raghu ends up running out on his own wedding. Soon after that incident, Raghu and Gayatri start living together and everything is going well until both of them decide to get married but this time, Gayatri runs out of the wedding leaving Raghu heartbroken.
Soon after, Raghu meets Tara (Vaani Kapoor) who ironically is the same girl who was supposed to be Raghu’s bride in the wedding he ran out on. The story then goes on to both of them falling in love but Gayatri comes into the picture again. It then revolves around this love triangle and the two of them end up together. You have to watch the movie to find which two get together in the end!
The music in this movie is beautiful. It is a combination of feel-good songs with amazing tunes and beats. The movie was way ahead of its times but still ended up doing good at the box office given that these concepts are frowned upon in Indian society. You can watch this movie on Amazon Prime Video.
PK is one of the movies where SSR has a small but important role to play. This Rajkumar Hirani movie has an amazing cast that blends in well with each other. This story is completely different and unexpected. The movie points out the flaws in our society based on idol- worship and how some people have made god and temples a business rather than a place of worship. This movie has opened up the eyes of many people.
PK (Aamir Khan) is the name of an alien that comes to Earth for research purposes but ends up losing his spaceship remote and is stuck on earth. He meets Jaggu (Anushka Sharma) on a train where he is distributing pamphlets of god “missing” and “wanted”. Jaggu is a journalist and finds this behavior to be weird. When she hears his story, she is ready to help him get his remote back.
They find out that the remote is with Tapsvi who is a spiritual leader and makes money from religion. Unfortunately, Jaggus’s father is a bhakt and Tapasvi Ji initiates the breakup between Jaggu and Sarfaraz (SSR) back when she was in Belgium. The story takes a turn when Pk proves Tapasvi Ji wrong and points out how wrong it is in our country where religion is head by people for money.
Beautifully portrayed movie. Taking such a serious topic in a light-hearted tone helped the audience to understand really what is going on. Again, amazing music by Amit Trivedi, Shantanu Moitra, and Ajay-Atul. You can watch this movie on Netflix and Sonyliv.
Detective Byomkesh Bakshy
About Detective Byomkesh Bakshy:
Detective Byomkesh Bakshi is created by Sharadidu Bhandyopadhyay who is a famous Bengali author. It’s a mystery action film directed by Dibakar Banerjee. The movie is the contemporary interpretation of the war in Calcutta in the 1940s.
The first scene of the movie shows a group of Chinese men smuggling Opium from the docks and some gang attacks them and brutally stabs the leader in the eye.
Just after this scene, they show a different timeline where Ajit Kumar Banerjee (Anand Tiwari) comes to Byomkesh Bakshi (SSR) and tells him that his father is missing. Bakshi decides to help him. Within a day, Bakshi comes to the conclusion that he has been murdered. The story then revolves around him trying to find about the murder but he ends up getting tangled in gang war and politics.
This character was brought to life by SSR and he did an amazing job in portraying this character. The screenplay of this movie is absolutely amazing that shows us Calcutta and the city in a different way filled with murders. The bad thing about this movie is that it was too long to a point it became a tad bit boring, the movie could have been a little shorter and would have been more gripping and delivered better to the audience.
M.S Dhoni- The Untold Story
About M.S Dhoni- The Untold Story:
This is a biopic and one of the best movies of SSR. As the name suggests, it is the biopic of M.S Dhoni. It takes us through the journey of Dhoni from a really young age and all the choices he takes and shows all his life events. The movie is directed by Neeraj Pandey who got this idea from Dhoni’s assistant to make a movie on him.
Shushant Singh’s acting is extraordinary in this movie. He spent almost a year training to be exactly like M.S Dhoni. He worked hard and learned how to talk, walk, play cricket like Dhoni. The movie is made very interesting with almost no extra Bollywood masala added to the movie. The casting of the movie is also done such that they blend in well with the story. The cast has Disha Patni (Dhoni’s girlfriend), Kiara Advani (Dhoni’s wife), Anupam Kher (Dhoni’s father), Bhumika Chawla (Dhoni’s sister).
The story inspires us and makes us want to work hard and make out a success story just like Dhoni. The music is done beautifully by Amaal Mallik and Rochak Kohli. You can watch this movie on Disney+ Hotstar.
Raabta is a romantic action film directed by Dinesh Vijan. The story is based on the concept of reincarnated star-crossed lovers.
This movie starts on a super fun note where Shiv (Shushant Singh Rajput) and Radha (Varun Sharma) who are successful bankers are going abroad. Shiv is a flirt and a playboy until he meets Saira (Kriti Sanon). Something between the both of them just clicks and they feel that they have met before because there was such a deep connection. Their love story continues until Zack Merchant (Jim Sarbh) kidnaps Saira and forces her to marry him. When all this is going on, Saira remembers her past life where the same people are involved. The story then revolves around how she manages to escape and go back to shiv with the help of her memory from her past life.
Raabta is one of those romcoms that make you feel good. It doesn’t have a lot of violence and the concept is different from all the other cliché movies. The movie has the perfect amount of romance, thrill and comes with its own set of suspense and twists. If you haven’t watched it yet, you can watch this movie on Amazon Prime Video.
Kedarnath was released in 2018 and marked the debut of Sara Ali Khan. The movie is written, directed, and co-produced by Abhishek Kapoor. The film captures the 2013 Uttarakhand floods which was a tragedy. The film faced a lot of issues before releasing because according to some people it hurt their religious sentiments.
This movie revolves around two lovers, Mansoor Khan (SSR) and Mukku (Sara Ali Khan). Mukku initially starts flirting with guys to annoy her father and forced fiancée until she meets Mansoor Khan who is a local Muslim porter. She hires him to take her to a nearby village and they end up falling in love.
There come a lot of problems in their relationship – cultural, religious, and status differences, and the fact that she is going to get married is also a big issue. The story revolves around how they are going to sort things out and if or not they end up together.
The movie is directed by Abhishek Kapoor and the background score of this movie is amazing. The story is of Kedarnath and they have shown the place beautifully. Amit Trivedi has done beautiful work with the music of this movie. You can watch this movie on Zee 5 and Amazon Prime Video.
Welcome to New York
Welcome to New York is a story of recovery agent Teji (Diljith Dosanjh) and fashion designer Jinal (Sonakshi Sinha) dream of making it into the show business. They get an opportunity to New York to showcase their talent. They soon realize that their manager Sophie (Lara Dutta) has hired them because they are the worst in want they do and she just wanted to embarrass her boss (Boman Irani).
This movie wasn’t so well received. With such a nice cast, Chakri Toleri could have added a lot more elements to the movie. It ended up being bland. The movie has a lot of cameo appearances by stars like SSR, Karan Johar, Alia Bhatt, Rana Daggubati, Aditya Roy Kapoor and the list goes on and on.
Sonchiriya literally translates to ‘The Golden Bird’. It is a western action film co-written and directed by Abhishek Chaubey. It represents a tale set in Chambal.
Man Singh (Manoj Bajpayee) gets the news that there is going to be a marriage in a nearby town where there is going to be an exchange of gold, he decides to loot the wedding. The mission fails and they are caught by the police who is led by Gujjar (Ashutosh Rana) who has a personal backstory with Man Singh.
The plot revolves around Lakhan Singh(SSR) and Vakil Singh(Ranvir Shorey) who are in the gang of Man Singh leading a bunch of bandits who are struggling to make a decision of whether or not to surrender to the cops. Lakhan Singh wants to surrender whereas, Vakil Singh doesn’t want to surrender.
The movie is dark and realistic that will make you question a lot of things. The movie has amazing performances by the cast along with the beautiful cinematography that makes the movie worth a watch. The background music by Vishal Bharadwaj once again steals the show and is absolutely perfect, You can watch Sonchiriya on Zee 5.
Chicchore is directed by Nitesh Tiwari. This is one of those inspirational feel-good movies that every teenager needs to watch. The pressure on students is real, the pressure to clear exams, pressure to be the best, and this whole concept of the rat race has led students into anxiety, depression, and in the worst cases- suicide. This movie teaches one how to live life, how to enjoy the little moments, and how to get over failure.
The story is about Anni (SSR) and his friends taking Anni’s son Raghav (Mohammad Pathak) on the journey of their college life. Raghav commits suicide because he doesn’t get his desired marks in JEE advanced. Anni and Maya (Shraddha Kapoor) are divorced and Maya ends up blaming Anni for putting too much pressure on Raghav. To make things right, Anni starts sharing his personal story with Raghav in the ICU.
The movie is gripping and keeps the audience hooked until the very end. The story involves this amazing friend group that consists of Sex (Varun Sharma), Acid (Naveen Polishetty), Mummy (Tushar Pandey), Bevda (Santosh Kumar Shukla) and Derek (Tahir Raj Bhasin). They take us on the journey of how they are always called the losers and how they overcome it and fight the name off their hostel.
Like every other Sushant Singh Rajput movie, the music is catchy and amazing, music director Pritam has done beautiful work. It’s an inspiring movie and a must-watch. You can catch this movie on Disney+Hotstar.
The drive is one of the not-so-successful movies by SSR. The movie is was written, edited, and directed by Tarun Mansukhani and was released on Netflix. In 2019 It was a poor attempt to make a movie like Fast and furious. The movie has no logic but it still happens to be funny and captivating at the same time. In the end, you cant decide if you love it or hate this movie. in 2019.
The story revolves around finding “the king” who stole about 300 kgs of gold and next is targeting to steal from Rashtrapati Bhavan. Whereas in the Bhavan you can see the corrupt officers Vibha Singh (Vibha Chibber) and Hamid (Pankaj Tripathi) who are stealing and hiding it in the basement of the Bhavan. Irfaan (Boman Irani) is sent to take care of the case and not let any robbery in the Bhavan.
Meanwhile, this other group is also in search of the king and is lead by Tara (Jacqueline Fernandez) and Samar (SSR) joins this group. The story then shows how Samar has portrayed to be the king just so he isn’t caught and with the help of this gang, plans a heist in the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
The movie was a poor attempt to make a movie like Fast and furious. The movie has no logic but it still happens to be funny and captivating at the same time. In the end, you cant decide if you love it or hate this movie
About Dil Bechara:
Sadly, this was Sushant Singh Rajput’s last movie. In fact, the movie was released after his death. It was a super emotional moment for all of SSR fans. This movie was released for all on Disney+Hotstar. This movie is based on the book “Fault in our stars” by John Green. Obviously, there was the Indian twist and Bollywood added to the movie which only made the movie better.
The movie starts with a sad note with a quote from Shushant and the creators dedicating this movie to him. This is a story of two cancer patients who fall in love at some unusual circumstances. Immanuel Rajkumar Junior or Manny (SSR) steals everyone’s heart for one last time where he is obsessed with Rajinikanth and wants to become an actor. Jagdish Pandey or JP (Sahil Vaid) is the best friend who is soon going to lose his eyesight due to cancer and wants to direct a movie before that. Kizie Basu (Sanjana Sanghi) decides to play the heroine in the movie. She is very irritated by Manny but eventually ends up falling for him.
Mukesh Chhabra has beautifully portrayed the friendship between the three and managed to add the perfect amount of Bollywood as compared to the book. Saif Ali Khan makes a guest appearance as Abhimanyu and has a funny egoist character and he excels at it. Lastly, A.R Rahman never disappoints with his music, the music in this movie is beautiful and meaningful and you can just binge listen to the music alone.
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